If your spouse cheats on you and you ask them to move, do you still expect them to pay his half of everything?
If your spouse cheats on you and you tell them to get out, would you still expect them to pay their half of the bills (mortgage and utilities specifically) even if they didn’t have anywhere else to go and ended up getting an apartment and could not afford to pay the mortgage and the rent? Say for instance your mortgage is $ 1,500 and you cannot afford to pay that on your own. You both decide to put the house up for sale but obviously there is a process and then you have to wait to get offers and then for the transaction to be complete. Say it takes 3 to 4 months to sell the house. That is 3 or 4 months you would have to pay $ 1,500 by yourself. The cheating spouse feels that if you put them out, for whatever reason, they have to look out for themselves and find them another place to stay. They say they will work something out with the outstanding bills and the mortgage. Am I being naive in thinking that the cheating spouse should still have to pay regardless?
Just FYI, my husband is the cheating spouse. We were having this discussion tonight because we were on the verge of splitting up this past Tuesday. But he said he was planning to get him an apartment. I asked how he was planning to pay rent and half of the mortgage. He said he didn’t know he would have had to work something out. I said, well you would leave me with all these bills knowing I can’t pay everything alone? He said, well, what I am supposed to do? You told me to get out. I can’t believe this! I feel like I should work hard to get me a second job so I can have extra money just incase.